you for St. Martin’s Press for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest
review. I received no monetary compensation for this review.
many of you saw Victoria on PBS? For the many who watched how many set their
dvrs not to miss an episode? Today we will be reviewing the companion book
Victoria by @DaisyGoodwin, which was mentioned the airing of the television episodes.
has always been under the thumb of her mother and Sir John. They brought her up
in the Kensington way. When her uncle the King dies Victoria becomes his
successor. She has her independence from her mother and Sir John. How will she
break free? She first moves the household to Buckingham Palace. It is more
central to London. Her tutor as she progresses in her reign is Lord Melbourne.
He helps her navigate the rough path of her enemies. Victoria is enjoying her
friend but does it come with a price? Will she marry? What changes may come as
her reign progresses?
I love the book as much as the television show? Yes, for me it is Daisy’s best
work yet. This book shows great growth as a writer. In the past I would have
said that her pacing in her book is slow in the middle, but not with Victoria.
I also read it while show was on the air. Daisy mentions in her thanks to the
actor’s portraying the roles for helping her to write the book. I thank them as
well because I could definitely visualize these characters as I read the book.
The story is enticing from the beginning! Who could not identify with a
teenager battling for independence from her parents?
is a beautiful setting for the story of Victoria. I hope to visit one day. The
only negative for me is that I have to wait for the next season and Daisy’s
next book. Daisy is busy working on the
second season of Victoria. She is also
writing a book focusing on Victoria’s later years.